Seasoned paceman Shannon Gabriel, getting back from an ankle surgical procedure, has been drafted into the 15-man West Indies Test squad for the Test sequence towards England starting on July 8.
Gabirel was among the many reserves when the West Indies gamers landed in England however proved his health with spectacular performances in the 2 inter-squad warm-up matches on the Old Trafford.
He is now a part of a robust pace attack which additionally contains captain Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Chemar Holder, Alzarri Joseph and Raymon Reifer.
“I am delighted that we are able to add Shannon to the Test squad. He has shown that he is fit and ready, he will add experience, firepower and potency to the bowling unit,” Roger Harper, Cricket West Indies selector mentioned.
Gabriel bowled in three innings and grabbed eight wickets for 122 runs. The 32-year-old had made his Test debut on the Lord’s in May 2012 and has up to now performed 45 matches taking 133 wickets.
His career-best efficiency got here two years in the past on the on the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in St. Lucia when he took 8-62 towards Sri Lanka to finish with match figures of 13-121.
West Indies will journey from Manchester to Southampton on Friday as they proceed preparations in a bid to retain the Wisden Trophy in the #IncreaseTheBat Test Series.
The first Test shall be performed on the Ageas Bowl, beginning Wednesday.
The sequence will mark resumption of worldwide cricket which was suspended in March as a result of coronavirus outbreak.
Test Squad: Jason Holder (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Chemar Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Raymon Reifer and Kemar Roach.